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Pierre Police Department Releases Information on Thursday Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here is an update from the Pierre Police Department on Thursday’s standoff in Pierre: As part of an ongoing Federal investigation into a shooting North of Ft. Thompson on 10-30-2013, a suspect was located at a residence in Pierre, SD in the afternoon hours of 10-31-13. In the process...
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Presentation College Closing Reservation Campus in Eagle Butte

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Aberdeen-based Presentation College is closing its outreach campus on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The campus in Eagle Butte was created in 1980, when the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe asked the private Catholic school to develop a nursing program to address health care needs on the reservation. Of the 186...
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Site of Reported Standoff All Quiet This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It appears that law enforcement members have left the scene of what is believed to have been a standoff in a northern Pierre neighborhood Thursday-and that the incident has been handled.  The site was blocked off yesterday by Pierre Police and other law agency vehicles.  Officials were initially called...
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Pierre Police at Site of Reported Standoff in North Pierre Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police and other law enforcement agencies remain at the site tonight of a reported standoff in the area of North Highland Avenue. Officials have been at the scene since mid-afternoon today. Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre said earlier tonight that the situation is still ongoing. Yesterday, law enforcers...
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SD Governor Asks for Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for 14 counties and two American Indian reservations hit by an early October blizzard. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s request is for public assistance in those counties, snow removal help in six counties that had record snowfalls, debris removal and disaster unemployment...
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Pierre PD Advising Citizens to Avoid Northern Pierre Neighborhood as They Handle Unknown Incident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is advising local citizens that a “major incident” has been unfolding this afternoon in a northern Pierre neighborhood.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster is asking that people stay away from the area in the 1000 blocks of North Euclid Avenue and Highland Avenue for the...
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Two Pierre Men Arrested Following Burglary at Convenience Store

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Pierre men were arrested this morning after an investigation into a burglary that occurred at Cowboy Country Store on North Euclid Avenue.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that officers were dispatched to the convenience store about 3:35 a.m. this morning where a burglary alarm was sounding.  Officers...
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Happy Halloween!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s Halloween!  We hope you have a safe and enjoyable evening with your little ghosts and goblins.   Motorists are being advised to drive with care-as youngsters prepare to get out and around for trick or treating.  Shown below are a few photos from Tuesday’s Downtown Pierre Trick or Treat...
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APNewsBreak: Feds Looking Into SD Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Associated Press has learned that federal authorities are investigating the finances of a bankrupt beef plant and a federal immigration program that supplied much of its funding. Northern Beef Packers’ former general partner and its former construction engineer tell AP they’ve been questioned by federal investigators about the...
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FBI Searching for Man Wanted for Questioning in Law Enforcement Chase and Shooting

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted for questioning about a vehicle chase with law enforcement that occurred east of Pierre Wednesday afternoon.  An FBI official says authorities are searching for Jason Garreau.  They want to talk to him in connection...
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